Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Live Alive - 1986 Blues Rock - Sealed 180 Grm 2LP

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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Live Alive


Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVLP662, Epic – MOVLP662
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Gatefold sleeve
Originally released ℗ & © 1986 Sony Music Entertainment. This release ℗ & © 2015 Sony Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU.
All runouts etched.
Barcode (Text): 8 718469 531912
Released: Mar 9, 2015
Original Release: 1986
Country: Europe
Genre: Rock

Style: Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock


Credits: Artwork By [Cover Design] - Chris Austopchuk
Bass - Tommy Shannon
Drums - Chris "Whipper" Layton
Engineer - Dave Richards , Kurt Kinzel , Ron Cote
Engineer [Assistant] - Allen Abrahamson , Barry Spillman , Craig Robinson , Dave McNair , Gordon Garrison , James Geddes , Malcom Harper , Mason Harlow , Stephen J. Mendell , Stuart D. Sullivan
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] - Steve Van Arden
Engineer, Mixed By - Gary Olazabal
Guitar, Vocals - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Keyboards - Reese Wynans
Other [Direction] - Strike Force, Inc. Marietta
Photography [Back Cover] - Andrew W. Long , Dale Allen , Laura Levine
Photography [Front Cover & Inside] - John T. Comerford III
Photography [Inside] - Chris Layton , Cindy Light , Randy Bachman , Tommy Shannon
Producer - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Notes: Performances:
July 16, 1985 at Montreux Jazz Festival / July 17-18, 1986 at Austin Opera House / July 19, 1986 at Dallas Starfest.
Live recording by: Montreux Sound Studio, Montreux / Arlyn Studio, Austin / Reelsound Recording Mobile Unit, Austin.
Contributing studios: Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas / Sound Recorders, Kansas City / Record Plant, Los Angeles / Wonderland Studio, Los Angeles. Mastered by Precision Lacquer, Los Angeles.

'Dedicated to Big Jim & Martha Vaughan.'

1986 CBS Inc.

A1 Say What! (4:43)
A2 Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love (6:26)
A3 Pride And Joy (4:59)
A4 Mary Had A Little Lamb (4:20)

B1 Superstition (4:33)
B2 I'm Leaving You (Commit A Crime) (5:40)
B3 Cold Shot (5:36)
B4 Willie The Wimp (4:51)

C1 Look At Little Sister (4:06)
C2 Texas Flood (6:36)
C3 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (9:42)

D1 Love Struck Baby (3:41)
D2 Change It (4:53)
D3 Life Without You (9:30)

The late Stevie Ray Vaughan rocked on stage. His rendition of Howlin' Wolf's "Commit A Crime" may lack the raw punch of Wolf's original, but that's a minor complaint...most of this album is simply excellent, filled with gems from Vaughan's first three albums.

Stevie Ray's muscular and versatile guitar playing is sublime, with more grit than most of his studio orginals. His vocals are good, too, and the song list is magnificent, featuring the rare, non-LP track "Willie the Wimp" about the bizarre 1984 funeral of a Chicago "wiseguy".

Other highlights include Vaughan's best song, the superbly groovy "Pride And Joy", as well as "Look At Little Sister", "Cold Shot", "Love Struck Baby" and the slow blues "Texas Flood" and "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love", but there are really no weak songs, and this album should appeal to fans of both blues and rock music.
The sound is good, although not always crystal clear, and the band is excellent. Several songs actually sound better in this live setting than on the original studio albums, partly because of the blistering blues-rock arrangements which include keyboards (piano and organ).

Apparently some people feel that Vaughan's playing wasn't up to his usual standards when this album was recorded, that he must have been having a bad night or something. I've heard a lot of live SRV, and I can't make any sense of that claim, especially since "Live Alive" wasn't recorded during just one show, but actually incorporates cuts from different concerts in both 1985 and 1986. He must have been having some bad years, then, and this myopic claim sounds particularly absurd when it is brought forward by people who then go on to praise Stevie's "Live At Montreux" album. Several of these performances are from, yes, you guessed it, the very same 1985 Montreux performance.

Contrary to what some people have apparently heard and chosen to believe, this is a very enjoyable, soulful live album, and it is highly recommendable to anyone with an interest in Stevie Ray Vaughan, or contemporary blues and blues-rock in general.

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Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Epic
Color Black